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is the perfect film overall. even if you know the ending, director ben affleck was so brilliant with the story telling that he can make you guess what is going to happen. that airport scene at the end, have you seen argo? >> no, i haven't. >> that scene was smooth as silk in real life according to real life cia agent tony mendez. but ben affleck added in the fictional hollywood elements but it blended so well and it was so engaging, i mean ben affleck fork saw gone, baby gone, that is the best thing he hfer directed. this is such a perfect fill name story environment. i love the story and through the power of cinema, we can learn about these amazing stories. i knew nothing about this story. >> number four? >> this is zero dark thirty. i can't officially review this film until january 11th. this and argo will be nominated for best picture and best director. director. this is about the search for osama bin laden. it is such an emotionally gripping film but the key here is the performance from jessica chastain. a lot of controversy right now. senator john mccain came out and said the torture scen
bowl of ben's chili. which is the better city? >> oh, no qep. always washington. always washington -- no question. always washington. always washington. >> ben's chili bowl, half smoke. this is the redskins first playoff game since 1999. that was the last time they were the nfc division champs. >>> thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. thinking about the ben's chili bowl. >> i keep thinking about it. >> why did you do that? >> good morning, guys. i'm mike hydeck. thank you for joining us over at ben's. >> we'll have that for breakfast. >> they have breakfast, too. it's excellent. olga breese is in for howard. how you doing? >> i'm doing great. winds are fairly light out of the west and variable at times. we're going to change things up, though, later on this afternoon. we're going to start to see more of a brisk breeze move on through. cloud cover is slowly sliding off toward the east, but this is really a slow and gradual progression for us. so it's going to be overcast as we head into the later portions of the morning. it does look like the
of starbucks covery while we here in washington have a nice hot bowl of ben's chili. which is the better city? >> no question, always washington. >> reporter: matt jablow, 9news now. >>> good morning. thank now watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> starbucks coffee, ben's chili bowl, not even close. i'm mike hydeck, thanks for joining us. good morning, monika. >> no contest. >> you grew up in
here in washington have a nice hot bowl of ben's chili. which is the better city? >> oh, no question, always washington. always washington. >> that was matt jablow reporting. >>> guess what? this is the reds skins first home play -- redskins first home playoff game since the 1999 season. the last time we were nfc east division champs. we do know who the better team is. we do. i don't know about matt but i know it's the redskins. and even though some people grew up-- >> west coast. >> some people grew up -- i'm not saying any names but olga in washington. she loves the redskins now. >> but the redskins need this. >> yes, we do. >> and i want the redskins to win. let me be on the record. the forecast includes a look at that sunday game because it is a very, very important one for us and, you know, the game conditions do play a factor in the outcome of that game. for us today, we've really changed things up since this morning. we started out with overcast skies and chilly temperatures. we're still in a chill. it's become a little more breezy but our weather cam shows that the sunshine h
such conversations we're having with retiring members. jonas freight sit down with ben nelson -- join us for a sit down with ben nelson. he helped forge a domination. that is 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. interviews with two retired house members. first jerry lewis and later, a conversation with california lynn woolsey. the epa administrator has announced her decision to resign her posts in january. the chief environmental watchdog is stepping down after a nearly four this year tenure , new controls on coal-fired plants. jackson found herself caught between administration pledges to solve controversial problems and steady resistant from groups that complaint the rules destroy jobs and make it harder for american companies to compete internationally. that is from the ap. steny hoyer will talk about the looming fiscal cliff during a briefing later today. that will be about 2:15 eastern and we'll have that life for you here on c-span. kent conrad is retiring after 26 years in office. he talked about partisanship in the senate and his time working on economic issues including his time on the bowle
ben bernanke -- about moderation. but when the global minotaur was mortally wounded, it left the global economy in disarray. it has put the world in permanent crisis. the minotaur was slain by a brave warrior named theseus. its death ushered a new era of tragedy, history, philosophy. our very own global minotaur died as the victim of wall street bankers. what will its demise bring? should be hope for a new era in which wealth does not require poverty? will be develop a system where no longer will abstract power waned while others get stronger? the global minotaur will be remembered as a remarkable piece to whose rain created and destroyed the illusion that the global economy was stable. thank you. [applause] right. questions? i think i am going to moderate myself. ok, you have to line up. this is the way you do it here, isn't it? >> that is a brilliant vision of where we have been. can you elaborate a little bit more on where you see us going? >> very briefly, i think that we are in a state of sustained bewilderment. because, let's face it. in the 1930's, the new deal, despit
. but first, this closure on benning road southeast at dollar plus food store. inspectors shut it down reporting unsanitary conditions including no hot water, no sanitation supervisor, and no one who could even answer basic food safety questions. are you the manager? >> i said get out of the store. >> reporter: we're here to talk to you about the health department closure. the owner didn't respond. the same rules this apply to rest hasn'ts that cut -- restaurants that shut down the grocery store also apply to lick score stores that handle food. on chat's liquor at barracks row, they suspended their license for no hot water. hi, i'm russ ptacek with channel 9. we're here about the health department closure. at turntable restaurant on georgia avenue northwest, they're known for their jamaican style ox tails. inspectors closed the cafe and bar citing a dirty refrigerator, no food safety manager, and no hot water. >> okay. >> reporter: they showed us the hot water a clean kitchen, and proof of a food safety manager on duty. >> thank you. >> reporter: can you just show us the kitchen real q
us. congress -- republican congressman ben harper is joining me about that e-mail situation, congressman, do have you plans for lisa jackson to come before your committee to testify. >> i think we almost have a rve parking pce for lisa jackson on capitol hill for the many times she has appeared before our commity and others. and it is a great concern. i know that this is being looked at and it is amazing there could be 12,000 e-mails perhaps more, that will shed some light o this. but tom, one thing i can assure you, i would almost rest assure there is no one using a private e-mail account for official business today. so, as we get to the bottom of what is taking place with lisa jackson. tom: i am looking at a letter sense out today by committee of science, space and technology, they are talking about a man in department of energy, running the loan gar abty program who was using private e-mail accounts and office of science and technology, technology officer there conducting business with a private e-mail account, how widespread do you believe this is? >> you have to say ho
. >>> let's talk about london. big ben, you know what that is? that's the big clock. fireworks lit up the sky and blazing rockets launched from the banks of the thames. >> and the pope said despite all the death and injustice in the word, goodness would prevail. the 85-year-old leader appeared tired during the service. the pope endured a major betrayal last year after it was revealed that his butler stole personal papers and leaked them to a journalist. >> can't make that up. i it's like a movie, right? >>> now that 2012 is gone, there are words and phrases that should go with it. >> scholars at lake superior university decided there are about 12 of those words and phrases that need to be put out to pasture. on the list, yolo, which means you only live once. fiscal cliff. hello. just go away. superfood, all had enough of it. i haven't had enough of the food, but you know. >> everything seems to be a superfood these days. trending, because it's not anymore. and bucket list, because the things on it tend to be less exciting than they used to be. >> i'm glad to see yolo. yolo and fiscal
, but what about our favorite, steve moore here, what do you think? is 2013 going to turn the corner like ben bernanke and others are saying? >> i never like to bet against the american economy and there are so many spirits. and we haven't had a real recovery in four years. you get the feeling that the economy is ready to pop, but the countervailing argument everything washington is doing expansion. and i entirely agree with your previous conversation that energy and technology are just drivers of high powered growth, but the countervailing force i think follows the higher tax rates coming in 2013 and some of the regulations and obamacare are holding back business's willingness to expand and hire more workers. >> paul: not just the regulatory wave on health care, there's huge with dodd frank reform and huge pentup regulatory wave hit on energy. all kinds of rules hitting utilities and energy company. so who wins? washington or the private economy? >> well, i think, actually if you look at a couple of indicators, it's not good for at least the first half of 2013. one is business investment. bu
? is 2013 going to turn the corner in a better direction like ben better -- bernanke and the other head chairs are saying? >> we haven't had a real recovery in four years. we really haven't. you just get the feeling that the economy is ready to pop. the argument though is everything washington is doing is holding back this expansion. that'sou the frustration investors and businesses feel. on the positive side you have the energy -- i highly agree with your conversation that technology are just drivers ofy high how perked -- high powered growth. but the force are the higher tax rates that are coming in 2013 and some of the regulation s in sew bough ma care are holding back -- in obamacare are holding back the willingness to expand and hire morene workers. >> and there is going to be a huge regulatory wave to finish out the dodd frank financial reform. there is a hugee, pinned up wave on energy. all kinds of rules hitting utilities and energy companies. so who wins? washington orng the private economy? e >> i think actually if you look at ate couple of indicators it is not good for at le
ben. the london eye, a massive ferris wheel over the capital city also played a key role in the fireworks show. now, across the channel, the city of lights celebrated the new year along the champs elysees. authorities banned the forks displays for the night. >> look how much fun they are having. >> while we slept. >> i was in france for bastille day when i was in college. i hope to never do that again. it was terrifying. everybody had their own forks that they were throwing at each other. >> was that legal? idon't know. as an outsider looking n i was terrified. >> you have had so many adventures. >> he has some crazy stories. nothing last night. i had to go to bed. >> no fireworks for you last night. >> things got kind of crazy at 2:00 in the afternoon yesterday. more on that coming up. >> really? >> no, nothing. 15 in chicago. 35 in boston. the colder air in chicago, the 15, that colder air headed in our direction. it won't be teens but we will be looking at high temperatures in the 30s starting tomorrow. one or two showers. move of that is not touching the ground. one o
sliding just to our south. on the temperatures we are at 45 degrees and anacostia and benning, average now is 44 degrees. so despite the clouds, some seasonable conditions today. cooler spots currently bethesda, colesville, 39 degrees. a look at your good night forecast. cool one as we drop 35 to 38 by 11:00 p.m. and wait until you see how cold tomorrow is looking. i will have that forecast coming up in just about ten minutes. >>> memorials are growing in honor of an officer killed in the line of duty. officer chris young died after colliding with a van yesterday in bristow yesterday afternoon. he served in the marine corps and spent seven years on the force in prince william county. we are going to have a look at how young is being remembered in the community that he served. >>> tonight police investigating an attack on a metro bus. officials say a woman was stabbed in the chest around 2:15 in the morning in anacostia. metro official space the suspect got off the bus and ran away. police are now reviewing security tapes from the bus to try to identify the person responsible. >>> worshiper
. ben's father beg president putin to think twice before signing the bill into law. >> just from father to father, president putin, i just ask that, as a father, just to consider what's happening to the families that are in process. let us at least go through the process of bringing home our children. >> reporter: right now it's estimated that 1500 kids are in the process of being adopted. if this law goes into effect january 1, those adoptions could come to a screeching halt. in the newsroom, melissa mollett, news4. >>> john mccain condemned the new legislation, calling it shameful and appalling. in a statement he said the effects are cruel and malicious. thousands of babies and children who had a chance for a loving home and better future will now be denied that opportunity. to punish babies and children over a political difference between our governments is a new low, even for president putin's russia. >>> more people wanting a chance to attend the inaugural ball next month, the limited number of tickets, the official ball will take place january 21st at the washington convention cen
. >>> anthony hopkins is turning 75 years old. ben kingsley is 6. diane von forts burglary is turning 56. >>> value kilmer is 53. jason campbell turns 31 today. and gymnast gabby douglas is 17. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are fantastic but add some sauce, pepperoni and cheese and fold up the crescent dough...and presto! tuesday night just became crescent pizza pocket-tastic pillsbury crescents. let the making begin here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >>> good morning. 5:45 if you are just waking up this new year's eve morning it is chilly once you poke your nose outside. that could be true tonight. >> my dogs don't mind, they have the fur coat working for them. but it is a little bit breezy. temperatures in the 20s, so it is feeling like the lower 20s when you factor in a bit of that breeze. the good news is though, nowhere near the winds we had to deal with yesterday. the forecast on the cool side is g
burton from the house, joe lieberman, olympia snow and ben nelson will join 21 members of the house and five other members of the senate in hanging up their congressional careers. 2012 also marked a milestone in implementation of president obama's health care law. in a 5-4 decision back in june, the u.s. supreme court ruled the major crux of obama care the individual mandate is indeed criminal constitutional. >> happy and pleased. >> the decision was the result of lawsuits brought by 26 state attorneys general against the federal government who claimed mandated participation was violation of american's freedom. >> republicans won't let up whatsoever in our determination to repeal this terrible law. >> the justices heard arguments from both sides in a record setting three-day hearing back in march. at the time it was unclear which way the justices were leaning as both conservative and liberal justices seemed to question its validity. >> do you not have a heavy burden of justification to show authorization under the constitution? >> purchase insurance in this case, something else in
. >>> we're going to be heading >>> the u.s. consulate in ben gauze i would have had a poor security in a threat environment flashing red. that's the conclusion of a new senate rot on an attack that killed an ambassador and three other americans. the senate committee on homeland security and government affairs released the bipartisan report today. that report levels a major portion of the blame on the state department for failing to respond to repeated requests from u.s. staff in benghazi for more security, but the committee also found fault with the intelligence community, the defense department, the white house and congress. >> the terrorists essentially walked into the com pound, virtually unimpeded and set it ablaze due to extremely poor security. >> looking back, i would say we should have closed this facility. >> the report also notes that the administration also gave inconsistent -- the intelligence community drined to provide unclassified talking points for public consumption. >>> now to a developing story involves secretary of state hillary clinton. we just learned doctors e
-called fiscal cliff was coined by ben bernanke. the story from "roll call." "it could be reached over this weekend." were heard from the house rules committee chairman yesterday. they are taking steps in advance to extend these tax cuts. a deal could be on the floor today if there is an agreement. from "the washington times" this morning. "offers fly, but still no agreement" is the headline. mitch mcconnell bypassed senator reid to speak directly to the vice president. host: mark is joining us. your thoughts from manassas, a virginia. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. we voters know this country has a lot of issues going forward. if they can take a bite out of these difficult issues one at a time, how will they make sure this country is put on a better footing? this is item number one in a list of hundredsd. -- in a list of hundreds. they are not willing to raise any taxes. just rolling back some of the bush-era tax cuts. when you're having issues, you have to make tough choices. host: thank you for the call. the damage may be done. some of the comments yesterday. [video cli
. in 2005, our son ben had significant surgery over the summer. later in the term, he had more. he called me every day on cell phone to see how ben was doing. and that is the relationship. we are parents first. he understood what my family was going through. you can always build on that. you can always find common ground. he ended up voting on environmental legislation with mefter he told me that he was not a tree hugger and he would not do it. it does work and it is important. you have to focus on what you have in common with the people of new hampshire have in common >> growing up in everett -- have in common. >> and growing up in a republican family and you are of a different party, you realize they're wonderful people on the other side of the spectrum. we worked closely with the republicans, especially the women senators for the yard. kelly had the great race to call me after i w. we talk about the yard and our commitment to the military and to veterans. we share a lot. we need to remember that. >> back to the table of seven kids -- >> i feel i was born bipartisan. my mother was republic
of individual americans. and we all remember the wonderful comment by ben franklin -- i will paraphrase it -- but essentially ben franklin said that if you give up your liberty to have security, you really don't deserve either. and so we owe it to the hardworking men and women in the intelligence community to work closely with them to find that kind of balance that ben franklin was talking about, and we can help them do it by conducting robust oversight, roy bust oversight -- robust oversight over the work that's being done there so that members of the public can have confidence in the important work being done by the men and women in the intelligence community and confidence that, as we protect our security at a dangerous time, we are also protecting the individual liberties of our people. now, mr. president, the story with respect to this debate really begins in early america when the colonists were famously subjected to a lot of taxes by the british government. the american colonists thought thathat this was unfair because they were not represented in the british parliament, and they
we're leaving. >> this family traveled to russia in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >> now at home, ben just turned 7, very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> celebrating the holidays, last christmas they decided to adopt a second russian child, prepared to work through those sticky wheels of bureaucracy all over again. now it's politics threatening to derail their dream entirely. russian president vladimir putin, angry about a new law targeting human rights violators, today has banned all adoptions to america. some lawmakers have been trumpeting certain cases in which kids were hurt in the states. like one in virginia four years ago when a child died after accidently being left in a hot car. the father was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter. >> there really is a great irony here in that
and all of the other people -- and ben reeseberg and all the other people. [applause] you have been wondering what i have been doing and i have been wondering what you have been doing. [laughter] >> those who were disappointed by this outcome, the democrats elated by this outcome -- given the conventional wisdom around this campaign, the president's approval ratings that were barely above 50%, often dipping below it, the unemployment around 8%, gdp growth stock of around 2% -- the conventional wisdom was that should -- that this president should not be reelected. as you take a look at what happened two weeks ago, how do you assess this? >> let me just say first that i made a very good living and politics betting against conventional wisdom. it is a general principle of mine that the conventional wisdom is almost always wrong and it was wrong here. it was wrong here because what we often do in political circles and journalism is that we look at what happened in the last election or past elections and we think it is prescriptive for what it will happen -- for what will happen in the f
. what the wicked weather has already done and what lies ahead. >>> plus, actor ben affleck makes a big decision about a possible run for the u.s. senate in massachusetts, at least a big decision for now. >>> amber and marcy and paul started north carolina-based footsteps clothing with a booming christmas theme pa yeah malign. not wanting to be a seasonal business they added other holidays and eventually expanded to products that celebrate family life. irping ]hon [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies to texts while you drive. we can live without the &. visit sprint.com/drive. >>> here's a look at the other stories topping the news for you. the hawaii governor is expected to name a successor to the late senator inouye today. >>> former president george h.w. bush spent christmas in the houston hospital with his family after developing a fever and had some chinese food for dinner. apparently a bush family tradition. doctors say they want to keep th
hires ben moster to hide any indication she's been involved. the most important when clinton who knows he's in trouble brings on david goringen. he served three different presidents all republicans. a pivot toll figure in washington politics. clinton brings him on to build bridges to the washington community the establishment. and david negotiates the deal with "the washington post and the deal is that the clintons will make available to the post all of the paper around white water including papers from the rose law firm. and if they find nothing criminal then the papers they will promise to completely defend the integrity of the clintons and wipe away the scandal. bill clinton said that's a good idea. george steph stephanopoulos said there's a good idea. most people said it's a good idea. bill said so you to ask hilary and hilary said no, those are my papers i can throw them in the river if i want to. i will not make them available. that's in december of 1993. the consequences are immeasurable. immediately "the washington post and "new york times" organizes huge campaigns of investiga
a white friend. a man named ben lundy, eye tern rant editor, traveled around the country, a familiar face for me. and he an anti-slavery newspaper, called the genius of universal emancipation. he would travel most of the newspapers of the day the msm, really avoided the slavery issue. they would report on the politics of it you about they didn't really want to get into it. then lundy weren't and the country, he reported there was a killing. this man was beat. here is how the slaves escaped. here is how the churches have caved in. he did really investigative reporting about slavery, quite unprecedented at the time. anti-slavery sentiment as the movement starts to grow in washington he has enough money to hire a new assistant. he hires a promising young man from boston named william lloyd garrison a and he teaches william lloyd garrison you how to be journalist and report about slavery. benjamin lundy died in obsecurity and william lloyd garrison became one of the most influential abolitionists and journalists of the 19th century. he is a character in this book too. another thing you probab
, but every day we had this not in our stomach and would like to get over it. we heard ben shapiro speak to us and he said we've got to go after the media. it's time for him. he's got that forum, but what can we be sitting here and going home to her normal lives? >> well, who's to stop you from mocking them wherever you want to go? i'm lucky i can say whatever i want. you can tell me what to say. recently that's it people do if they find me and say you have to say this. sometimes i actually say it. but the whole thing is to keep good humor and know that you're right. you always have to know that you're right and not be shaken. [applause] >> we've got time for tumor questions. >> i was wondering if you could tell people like myself who has been a leading liberal within 100 miles of him how you possibly influence those people. >> basically the only way -- it sounds kind of erika, but aoa clec i never felt left and right with a horizontal relationship. i whistle it was vertical, that you start your end of that. it's not original idea. the old line is what is a conservative? a liberal who's been m
writing her answers about ben ghazi, quote, can come later. a full recovery is what's important now. new york democrats insist the former senator will rebound. >> she's as tough as nails. she's strong and resilient. i know that we wish her a very speedy recovery. >> reporter: her husband, former president bill clinton, is believed to be at the hospital. her daughter, chelsea and nbc news special correspondent acknowledged well-wishers on twitter saying, thank you all for sending good thoughts my mom's way. grateful to all her doctors and that she'll make a full recovery. >> and this is not the first time secretary clinton has dealt with a blood clot. she had one in her leg in 1998. >>> a taliban leader in afghanistan is threatening prince harry, the terrorist described the prince as a jackal who wants to kill innocent afghans while drunk. harry is on his second tour or duty in afghanistan as a pilot. the taliban gave an exclusive interview. and he vowed to kill as many troops as possible before british troops leave afghanistan next year. and prince harry ice brother prince william called
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of harpercollins. [applause] ben fountain, billy lynn's long -- [inaudible] [applause] published by echo press, an imprint of harpercollins. kevin powers, the yellow bird. published by little brown. [applause] the 2012 national book award for fiction dose -- goes to "the round house", by louise erdrich. [applause] ♪ ♪ hey, baby, where are you is? [laughter] [applause] [laughter] >> wow. hello, my relatives. [speaking in native tongue] national book foundation and also the judges, and a shout out for all of the native people who are watching this live stream. [applause] i want to thank harpercollins. it's not each a huge company anymore -- can it's not even a huge company anymore. [laughter] but it's always been about four or five people to me. people who believed so strongly in my work that they've supported me and my family and literature. my bookstore and all of us who work there through these years. i want to thank my editor, terry cardin, for believing in the book. [applause] jonathan burnham, jane byrne, jim duffy, i want to thank andrew wily and jim ott. [applause] i want to sa
to make plans. peter greenberg is here with things to know about >>> it is official. ben affleck says he's not going to run for u.s. senate. affleck wrote on his facebook page yesterday, i love massachusetts and our political process, but i am not running for office. the rumor mill got busy after the actor appeared on "face the nation" and did not rule out a possible campaign. massachusetts will need to elect a new senator later this year because senator john kerry is in line to be secretary of state. >>> welcome back to "cbs this morning," everyone. >> welcome back. new year's eve is five days away. if you're ready to celebrate, great. if you haven't made plans, there are plenty of options. here to help you out is cbs news travel editor peter greenberg. happy almost new year. >> happy almost new year. >> what's your first pick picking a hotel. >> with the exception of times square and miami beach, there are a lot of local city hotels empty during new year's eve. here's the deal do your party there, invite friends, great discounted rooms, then the value-added deals, ki
consulate in benghazi, libya. >> what do we know about the people behind the attack in ben ga zazzi. >> they're driven by a belief that they're in a war with the american people. >>> why did an american soldier walk into an afghan village and kill 16 civilians. >> they will not stop me. i will getmy education, if it is in homes, schools, or anyplace. >>> the s.e.a.l. who calls himself mark owen describes it. >> so after osama bin laden is wounded, he's still moving, you shot him twice? >> three or four times. >> when somebody talks about the particulars of how those operations are conducted, it tells our enemies essentially how we operate. >>> jerry sandusky, the former penn state assistant football coach is charged with assaulting -- >> this is the most graphic creeping testimony i've ever heard. >> they convicted john edwards on one count, accepting illegal campaign contributions. >> while i don't believe i did anything illegal, i did an awful lot wrong. >> secret service agents partied hard. >> the government is investigating reports of unprofessional behavior. >> the fbi uncovered eviden
with nebraska senator ben nelson who is retiring after two terms. >>> retiring senator nebraska ben tell me sop. years that began with the 2003 recount and reended with re-election of president obama. if you could think of the adjective to describe these years what would it be? >> clearly interesting. challenging. sometimes totally frustrating. but also full of opportunities for the country. there was some good times during the twelve years laced together with some that weren't so good. 9/11, the anthrax scare. there were positive things as well, the election of president obama, i thought it was a positive statement for the country and moving forward in a way that we have tried to move forward out of face -- fiscal as by now we came out of a fiscal as by during the times. it's a hodgepodge during at love different things. i couldn't imagined to have been here during a better time. >> let me get deeper and ask you tell me what was the high point of the entire service? >> the high point was when we can work together. and maybe the single event that process that would embody that was the gang of f
. >> let's look at interest rates, what kind of challenges will ben bernanke face in trying to keep interest rates low? >> he will face the challenge of a lifetime. we may be looking at generational lows for mortgages. >> ben bernanke would be one person to watch. tim cook, ceo of apple, is he a person to watch in the coming year? >> oh, is he ever. people think there is a steve jobs legacy. what would jobs do? this is what would cook do? he will come up with dazzling omg is what we're calling them, products. >> brand new senator coming to washington from massachusetts. elizabeth warren. what are you expecting from her? >> will she be a thorn in of ba become the voice of the government against bankers? she wants to be the latter. i think she'll only be the former. >> secretary of leaving. >> right. >> gone. tim giethneithner is saying i'm. give me the short list of people if you had the power to replace him. >> i'll give you the type of person, because i think this is who is in the running. a lot of executives in 2012 began to embrace the president after the big win. we need to see
cuts. the concern we have and that is prompted by ben bernanke or the congressional budget office or lot of outsiders, looking at the way the fiscal cliff is structured, where finds that it actually has too much debt as a production, and i say that as someone who generally does not worry about too much depth as a production, because politicians are so unlikely to reduce the deficit much, but if we went over the cliff, there would be in too what steps the production. takes a wax and domestic discretionary spending -- it takes a big whack at domestic discretionary spending. so we should replace the fiscal cliff with more thoughtful deficit-reduction. make sure that you reduce the deficit in a way that is phased in gradually so we don't seem too much this year. we are all aware the economy's not going as well as it should be. if there's a way to do this more gradually, it would be better for the economy, but you need to lock in the changes so we know we are serious and stick with them, and that it is done more thoughtfully. so that it is an across-the- board hit at many but not all p
. congressman dan boren of oklahoma and congressman ben chandler of kentucky. both members will be greatly missed and i appreciate their service on the intelligence committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from michigan. mr. rogers: could i inquire how much time remains? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan has 5 1/2 minutes remaining. mr. rogers: i would yield myself as much time as i might consume. again, i want to thank my ranking member, both staffs in the intelligence committee, for the long hours, hard work, and thorough detailed work on the budgets and the classified annex of this report. it will allow us, and i think it should, alleviate many of the concerns of -- good concerns of mr. kucinich and others who are concerned about these activities. and again i think it's important to reiterate that we have the same concerns. which is why we are so thorough and why we have joined together in a bipartisan way to increase the level of congressional oversight, to increase our impact and influence on the policies of the intelligence commu
are a fierce believer in independence of thought, and dissent, and not even george washington or ben franklin might've had a complete monopoly on all of this so it was usual that you had at george mason critiquing it. >> i think george mason seems like a pretty stubborn guy. the other thing was that you know, i think that he made it clear, he did not undermine the process. if you go back and look at the last days, george mason did not throw a monkey wrench into the works. what he did was he made it clear. he made it absolutely clear, he had his list of objections. he thought you needed a bill of rights. he was not a politician. he had -- he was not into making a lot of friends and allies. he was going to argue his point and then he was going to return. i happen to think that was pretty effective. he wasn't against it. remember he was very helpful in developing the constitution, with a strong national government. but, he wanted to build this wall that would make it clear that did not exist in sort of contradiction or in opposition to these individual rights. again, he wasn't cynical. he wasn't
to care? >> we talked about different ways to do that, maybe involving humor. >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation stiller strong by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claimed water. how do you claim water? >> no, no, no. >> reporter: consider this, damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman. ♪ viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there is a lot of kind of low hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> reporter: do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> ailelina cho, thank you for that. if you want to help or get more information about water.org, go to cnn.com/impact. >>> former president george h.w. bush seems to be getting a little better after spending christmas in a houston hospital. doctors thought the 88-year-old would be able to go home, but he developed a fever. a spokesman tells cnn the former president has slightly improved. he was hospitalized in late november for bronchitis. doct
of the wall street journal. >> we will break away. live now to the capital. that is senator ben nelson from nebraska, retiring, make your marks on c-span. -- making remarks on c-span. thank you. we thought we would catch a moment of his comments, which were brief. we're standing by four senators coming back from their party caucuses. caller: the other thing is harry reid has not voted on over 40 bills the republicans have put up there, and he blames republicans. , isopod you were supposed to bring bills up there and talk about them and vote on then. they have not pass a budget in over four years. they are not being responsible for that. guest: that is what makes him such a powerful figure. they said we sent you the legislation that would help the deficit cannot help create more jobs, and democrats in the senate have not acted. democrats say those are partisan bills with no bipartisan support. that is why the leader -- senate leader reid is going to be at the white house today because his signing off on anything is vital. guest: one of the things we sell was financial markets to end it out m
that, maybe involving humor. >> hey, there -- >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation, stiller strong, by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claims water -- >> how did he claim water? is he aqua man? >> reporter: consider this. damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. the video with sarah silverman -- ♪ who's that knocking at my door? ♪ >> reporter: viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of sort of low-hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> reporter: water.org has helped 1 million people so far, but as damon says, there's still another 880 million people to go. nonetheless, he says it's a start and it's a good one. he believes that this whole idea of water credit, meaning, giving people affordable loans in places where getting clean water is a challenge is really working. and he says he believes it has the potential to reach up to 100 million people by 2020. joe? >> f
is #fiscalcliff. ben says "still hard for me to believe that the house will force the nation ought the fiscal cliff into recession, which is what amending this bill would do." "i just finished reading the senate bill. this is not a bad deal, it is however only one step, many to go." "the fiscal cliff deal is an increase in taxes to support wasteful government spending. nothing to celebrate over." "we are getting a raw deal. more taxes. no cuts. not the way to balance a budget." >> we're going to take a call from daenny. caller: good afternoon. i want to say that it is a shame washington cannot get its act together and do its job on this fiscal cliff. i seriously believe that if they do not get a dozen in this congress that the 113th congress will get it done. host: the hundred 13 congress comes in on thursday. we will be live from capitol hill with that. in the meantime we have at least today and tomorrow of the 112th congress. michelle is in palm bay, a republican. caller: i wish responding to the comments earlier when the guest baker was on about well for -- welfare reform. i see way too ma
whatever the fiscal cliff, a term coined by ben bernanke. john is on the phone from connecticut. caller: i think it is good, but i think we should have gotten a deeper -- i would have liked to have seen 250. i also find its disturbing it sound like we are being referred to as the people instead of fellow americans -- i find it disturbing it sounds like we are being referred to as the people instead of fellow americans. it sounds like congress is a noterent body, n.yand they are representing us, and i hope they will turn it around and start representing the people's will. >> you heard the back-and-forth. we expected the house to double out 30 minutes ago, but the last minute speeches by democratic and republican members dealing with the issue of hurricane sandy and the $60 billion package that as part of the relief effort -- the house is back tomorrow. the future of the legislation remains uncertain. jack joins us from idaho. i would say good evening, because it is morning in washington but evening in idaho. >> witnessing this spectacle, it strikes me the total rancor -- when boehner is try
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